Alaska Raptor Center visits for Birdfest
May 2, 2019
The Alaska Raptor Center is a Sitka-based rehabilitation center that cares for sick or injured birds. The Center cares for raptors, primarily, such as eagles, hawks, and owls. However, according to their website, they will care for "any bird in need." As a part of the Stikine River Birding Festival, two human and two avian representatives of the organization came to Wrangell to teach people about Alaska's raptors.
Raptors have several distinct characteristics from other types of birds. These characteristics include curved beaks and sharp talons, and powerful neck muscles for tearing away me...